Detailed schedule

The congress will begin on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, at 10 o'clock with a plenary session and keynote lectures at the Guerzenich in Cologne. From Wednesday to Saturday (23 to 26 May) there will be parallel panel sessions of two hours, each of which will take place at the Palatial Residence at Bonn (University Main Building) from 9 o'clock on. The congress will conclude with a final plenary session on Saturday, 26 May 2018.

The programme for Wednesday to Saturday is subdivided into single, double and triple panels that are structured thematically according to the 12 sessions of the congress. More than 100 panels create the framework for nearly 1000 papers. Alongside the panel sessions, a poster session (24 May) and workshops on various topics and issues will be held.

If you have already an user account on Converia, you can use the conference planner to create an individual schedule. Please note that changes, especially concerning the rooms and the inner structure of the panels, will be made. You can search for the panels' abbreviations, speakers or particular keywords.

A variety of evening activities, excursions and city visits (22 and 27 May) also will be arranged for congress participants. More information to follow.

Welcome Event at the Guerzenich in Cologne (22 May)

The congress will begin on Tuesday 22 May 2018 with a plenary session and keynote lectures at the Guerzenich in Cologne.

Preliminary programme

09:00 - 10:00


Welcome Adresses
Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen | Minister for Culture and Sciences of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Henriette Reker | Major of the City of Cologne
Friederike Fless | President of the German Archaeological Institute
Bettina Rockenbach | Prorector of the University of Cologne
Kristian Göransson | President of the International Association of Classical Archaeology
Michael Heinzelmann und Martin Bentz | AIAC organisers

Introduction to the main theme 'Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World'
Andrew Wilson | University of Oxford

Economic History and Economic Archaeology
Sitta von Reden | University of Freiburg

The human factor: demography, nutrition, health, epidemics
Geoffrey Kron
| University of Victoria

The impact of natural environmental factors on ancient economy: climate, landscape
Helmut Brückner | University of Cologne

Distribution: trade and exchange, monetarization, credit, networks, transport, infrastructure
François de Callataÿ
| Royal Library of Belgium, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Distribution: trade and exchange, monetarization, credit, networks, transport, infrastructure
Elizabeth Fentress
| Rome

Consumption: daily and luxury consumption, conspicuous consumption, waste, recycling, diet
Jeroen Poblome
| KU Leuven

The ancient building economy
Lynne Lancaster
| Ohio University

The role of the city in the ancient economy: urban infrastructure, relations between town and country
Simon Keay
| University of Southampton

Economy of cult: investment, religious and ritual consumption, economics of death
Jörg Rüpke
| University of Erfurt

Methodology: survey archaeology, natural sciences, quantification
John Bintliff
| Leiden University

Evening event

18:30 - 20:00

Visit of the Cologne Cathedral Excavations and organ concert

20:00 - 22:00

Reception at the RömischGermanisches-Museum and night visit of the praetorium